My father replaced his NG water heater when he installed a large jacuzzi
tub. It is relatively new. My propane water heater is 12 years old. Can the
water heater be converted easily from NG to propane? Is it worth it?
It's a matter of changing the hole size in the orfice. Not to tough, but
if you have the Gas company for any service, they will more than likely
shut you off, if you modify an appliance to use NG from them. It's not
really clear what your intentions are.
I was thinking of converting the NG unit for my house when my heater dies to
save some money, rahter than buying a new one. It was not used for very long
and should still have several years life in it.
Natural gas and propane need different orifices and different regulator
setting. I haven't changed a water heater over from one to the other, but
you might as well buy a new one because of the cost involved..
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